(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner reportedly hurled a colorful invective at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during the tense negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff.
Politico reports that when Boehner spotted Reid at the White House last Friday, presumably out of President Obama’s earshot, the Ohio Republican told the Nevada Democrat, “Go f— yourself.”
Reid was supposedly taken aback by Boehner’s vitriol, although perhaps he shouldn’t have been. The senator had earlier gone on the record accusing Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and charging the Republican with worrying more about retaining his speakership than trying to strike a bipartisan deal to avoid ending Bush-era tax breaks for all Americans.
Meanwhile, Politico reports that Boehner was apparently proud of ambushing Reid because he boasted about it to fellow Republicans.
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